Italian GP: Sauber Friday qualifying notes

The Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 12th and ninth fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in ninth and...

The Sauber Petronas drivers Nick Heidfeld and Heinz-Harald Frentzen finished 12th and ninth fastest respectively after today's first qualifying session for the Italian Grand Prix, and will therefore start tomorrow's qualifying session in ninth and 12th positions.

Nick Heidfeld:

"I think we have changed the set-up a little bit too much between the practice session this morning and qualifying, which consequently made it harder to handle the car. In addition, the track surface was quite dirty after the break and the wind whirled leaves into the air. However, my time showed that we are on the right track."

Heinz-Harald Frentzen:

"I had a good qualifying lap and I am happy with my time and the result. We made some set up alterations to my C22 for qualifying which gave it a better balance than this morning, and my ninth place confirms our recent improvement in form."

Peter Sauber (Team Principal):

"Our ninth and 12th places demonstrate the continuation of our upward trend of the last few weeks. We believe that the potential of our C22 is not exhausted yet, and are trying very hard to realise it."

Driver (chassis)
Heidfeld (C22-01)
1:22.547s, 12th

Frentzen (C22-02)
1:22.203s, 9th
Spare (C22-03)

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Heinz-Harald Frentzen , Nick Heidfeld , Peter Sauber
Teams Sauber